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Title:Changes and challenges of the Kenya Police Reserve: the case of Turkana County
Author:Agade, Kennedy MkutuISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:58
Issue:1
Pages:199-222
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:police
rural areas
Turkana
private security services
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2015.10
Abstract:In rural Kenya, the main visible security force is the Kenya Police Reserve, an unpaid force guarding localities and armed by the state. Turkana County faces challenges of low state penetration, small arms flows, and armed intercommunal conflict. The state has a weak hold on Kenya Police Reservists (KPRs) and their arms, and this situation is weakening further as many move into paid private security roles, including guarding oil exploration and drilling sites. Security is critical in view of the recent oil discovery and ensuing land disputes which could trigger widespread conflict, and the recent devolution of development and administrative functions to counties in Kenya. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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